Category Archives: Pastel painting

‘Ben’

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New pastel painting just completed – Unison pastels on Canson Mi-Teintes paper.  This fluffy hunk is heading off to my page at Saatchi Art online to see if he can find a new owner.  Wish him luck! 🤓

 

Result!

Further to my previous blog “Something New”, I’m happy to report that the German Shepherd pastel presented in a pre-cut mount has sold at my unit at Garrion Bridges, so time to get busy and get a few more pastels underway.

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Something New…

I found these pre-packed mounts in Cass Art and thought I would try doing some smaller pastels to fit them.  I’ve made a start with a little Westie and a German Shepherd just to see how they do on my wall at the Garrion Bridges Antiques and Art centre.

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As well as improving the presentation of the paintings, it allows the buyer to use or select their own frame which they can buy ‘off the peg’ as the mounts are standard sizes.  The clear sleeves protect the pastels and allows a price to be attached to the painting without any damage to the paper or the mount.

Let’s see how they do.

 

Deerhound

This is the latest addition to my stock of artwork for sale at the Garrion Bridges Art & Antiques Centre.  “Olive”, the deerhound has featured on this blog before and her pastel painting is now waiting for a new owner.  I decided to pop this pastel onto a pre-cut mount, rather than having it framed, to give the buyer the opportunity to select their own frame, so we’ll see if this proves a good idea or not.  If so, I’ll try a few more – back to the drawing board….literally! 🤓

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Family Portrait

Following a recent Twitter invitation from Artist & Illustrators magazine for people to send them images of portraits, I was amazed to hear that they would be including my pastel of my nephew Fraser, in their August issue letters page.  It’s quite a small reproduction of the image in the magazine, but I’m SO chuffed that it was chosen!   This is the painting on a slightly larger scale…

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‘Deerhound’

Here’s a noble looking breed of dog which I thought might work well in soft pastel, given its fluffy coat.  I spotted this beauty with her owners in a car park in Ulverston and after a brief chat, they very kindly allowed me to take a few shots of her.  She seemed very used to having her photo taken and posed fabulously!  Hope I’ve done her justice.